Category: hostage

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French ‘hero’ policeman who took achieve of hostage dies

The French policeman who swapped himself for a hostage in Friday’s attack has died of his wounds, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said on Saturday. “Lieutenant-Colonel Arnaud Beltrame has passed away. He died for his country. France will never forget his heroism,” the minister wrote on his Twitter account. Three other people were also killed and…

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South Africans, media held hostage by Zuma indecision

Durban, South Africa – Even by South African standards, it has been an extraordinary 48 hours of politics. A volley of emergency meetings, postponements, allegations, counter-allegations and fake news have dominated the South Africans news-scape as pressure continues to rise on President Jacob Zuma to stand down. South Africans are a little anxious; no one knows who…